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The Cellars Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - ProhibitionExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Crate - Golden AleExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Bedlam - India Pale AleExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
Rockin Robin - RPAExcellent1
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPAExcellent1
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop OutExcellent1
Burning Sky - PorterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Sunny Republic - Christmas AngelPoor1
Kent - Altered StatesNot Tried0
Atom - Dark MatterNot Tried0
Cloudwater - Brown AleNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Hood Best BitterNot Tried0
Kent - Sacred GroundsNot Tried0
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Kent - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Mordue - Northumbrian BlondeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent
Picture 2. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

24 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
I almost turned round and left because there was a big sign in the door saying Closed, but fortunately they had just forgotten to turn it round when they opened. Sandwiches are good value at £2.50 so I had a BLT to accompany my pint. Camra discount on ales here, they also accept Wetherspoon vouchers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Excellent
Lincoln Green - Hood Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Kent - Sacred Grounds5.10Not Tried
20 Feb 2016 (Tobes)
Like the place in general good ale and seems to have settled in acquiring a solid stream of regulars along with a turn over of ale enthusiasts. I still find the location to be to its detriment if you are drinking in Maidstone you pretty much have to go out of your way to get here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crate - Golden Ale3.80Excellent
Bedlam - India Pale Ale4.80Excellent
Atom - Dark Matter4.50Not Tried
Cloudwater - Brown Ale4.80Not Tried
03 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
First visit. Fine selection of quality ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExceptionalOutstanding pint
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop Out5.00ExcellentTop stout
28 Dec 2015 (thebrewingman)
First ones in at lunchtime so we had plenty of opportunity to chat about beers (and cider). A few more drifted in later.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentTasted far better than several I have had recently. Is it because it is well kept?
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50ExcellentIn excellent condition.
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPA4.50ExcellentA very hoppy beer. Nice.
19 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening on 2nd day of opening. Very busy indeed with quite a few self-confessed ale and cider virgins. There will be arguments about if a Micropub can have such a large floor space. Very friendly and enthusiastic owners working flat out tonight. One criticism: needs some soft furnishings and / or sound absorbers on the walls as I found the noise of raised human voices painfully ear shattering at times.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentIn superb nick
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not TriedRan out
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Not TriedReplaced the Gravitas
Mordue - Northumbrian Blonde4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Porter4.80Not Tried
18 Dec 2015 (Tobes)
3rd person served on opening day! Early impressions......not very homely few benches & tables in a vast area (for a micro) and thats about it. was hoping to see the walls adorned with local breweriana but is was not to be. beer was OK think it will take a while to get on my normal beer route.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Inferno4.00Excellent
Burning Sky - Porter4.80ExcellentReplaced Christmas Angel.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Good
Sunny Republic - Christmas Angel4.00PoorTaken off due to complaints, I just about managed a half.
Kent - Altered States4.70Not Tried

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About The Cellars Alehouse

The pub sign. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent15
Good9
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0DZ.

A new family run alehouse (set up to follow the style of a Micropub) which opened on Friday 18th December 2015 in the cellars of the old Style & Winch Brewery in Buckland Road. Entrance is down steps from the old brewery yard and the pub occupies a large stone floored, low-arched ceilinged cellar. Seating is on benches with high wooden tables. The bar counter is in the far corner and behind it is a glazed door leading to a temperature controlled cellar room where cask ales and ciders / perries are served on gravity dispense. Changed hands in May 2019.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 61 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME16 0DZ